Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So much to tell you about

This trip seemed so eventful I don't know where to start. I could blog about this for weeks. I think this blog is going to be  more of an installment type blog. Today is the first of many. Wednesday I traveled north two hours to the Wildrose trial just west of Olds, Alberta.
The first evening Lisa and I spent grazing sheep on the trial field. There was plenty on mosquitoes and plenty of wine. I did not use my camera at all. I used my iPhone for everything.

Family photo of me and Meg.
Do you know how hard it is to get a dog to look at the camera for a self photo.

After a good nights sleep. Lisa and I went on a shopping trip to some local western stores to find some new western garb for our up coming stampede trip. When we cam back we were warned of an impending storm and told to batten down everything. Well the storm took for ever to come. 

Lots of cool looking clouds. Then came the hail.

At least I didn't have to go to my trailer for ice.

The tornado looking clouds rolled in.

Is this green or more of an aquamarine?

I the end there was tornadoes to the west of us and some to the northeast of us. But thankfully missed us.

Stay tuned tomorrow for tales of sheepdog handler fashions, stunt doubles and some dog trialing too.


gvmama said...

From someone who lived in Tornado Alley (kansas) those clouds would have scared the Bejessus outta me!

Sam said...

That is awesome weather! Very cool photos.

Donna Brinkworth said...

Great cloud shots Louanne! If you don't mind, I'd like to share them with my boss. He is the Emergency guy for the County and was first on the scene at the tornado. He told me those are called Mammatus clouds and they are a sign of severe weather.

Louise said...

Those are wicked clouds! I think I would have been running for cover!

kellynbreesmom said...

Beautiful dogs! Great photos! Scary clouds!Your dogs look great.I don't know anything about herding,but I really enjoy your blog.